Sir George visits WWF Exhibition in Parliament
4 Feb 2004
Lynn Ladbrook, Senior Public Affairs Officer at WWF with Sir George
Lynn Ladbrook, Senior Public Affairs Officer at WWF with Sir George
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The World Wildlife Fund has put on an exhibition for MP's, pointing out the risks of man-made chemicals - both to mankind and to life generally. "Many of these are inadequately regulated, and fish in our rivers are being affected by natural hormones and man-made chemicals; further afield, the Florida panther and alligator are threatened by deformity and infertility"
WWF want certain chemicals banned, and others replaced with safer alternatives. They are particularly worried by long-lasting chemicals and those that disrupt our hormones.
"Banning DDT in 1976 has led to a 300% increase in the UK's falcon population. I recognise the contribution of many chemicals to our health and prosperity, but we need to be more aware of some of the drawbacks."
http://www.wwf.org.uk
 
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